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Off to Texas for aoudad

Well were finally headed out the door for Texas for our free range aoudad and javelina hunt. Worst driving comditions all winter this morning though so gonna slow us down some. 2 wheel drive truck to save gas money.

Should be hunitng by Thursday evening if al goes well. Can't wait to get at it.

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good luck

Wade,

Good luck and bring back lots of great pics ! Thumbs up

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You Da Man

Hunter25, you are da man!  Wow!  Wish I could just tag along and enjoy a great time.  Take lots and lots of pictures and be safe.  I'll be looking forward to your report and some pictures.  Let me know if javelina is good to eat.  Good luck and safe hunting.

arrowflipper in the north....

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Just remember that the

Just remember that the further south that you travel the better the weather usually gets not to mention warmer.  Also even in miserable weather hunting is a lot more fun than sitting at home or working.  I reference my picture of me and my hunting partners in the snow storm in Arizona this last month.  :thumbsup1:   Now have fun and bag a couple of critters. 

Arrowflipper, javelina meat is quite good as long as you take care of it in the field.  In over 18 years of hunting them and having shot 15 of them I only know of one that was not very good to eat and that one was shot by my hunting partner.  But the problem was that it took a couple of hours to find the javelina. 

 

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Thanks for the info on javelina Critter..... I'd love to try some someday.  I guess it's a lot like other wild meat; the better it is taken care of, the better it is to eat.  My uncle was a meat cutter about thirty years ago and took in a lot of wild game.  His motto was.... clean in - clean out; dirty in - dirty out.  He said you wouldn't believe how dirty some guys brought their meat in.  I clean and cool my animals out as quickly as possible and care for them like the prized piece of meat that they are.

I stuck an arrow in a small hog down in Mississippi a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed that meat.  I actually made a bunch of boudin with it, along with some steaks.  Got the recipe for boudin balls down in Lousiana from my cousin.  I always tell people that no little "boudins" were harmed in the making of these balls.

I'm looking forward to a positive report from Hunter25.  Any hunt this time of year is great.

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Good luck on your hunt. Let

Good luck on your hunt. Let us know how you do.  Thumbs up

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best of luck to you.  it

best of luck to you.  it hit 89 down here in south texas this afternoon, so do not worry about any snow.

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Yea it was in the mid 80s

Yea it was in the mid 80s here in southeastern NM today,so have a great hunt and safe trip.  Thumbs up

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Do you realize....

Hunter25, do you realize that we've been waiting for three days now to hear how you are doing?  I hope you don't have access to a computer because if you do and you are not keeping us updated, it's going to make everyone on this site feel bad.  I check my computer several times a day to see how you are doing.  But what do I find??  Nothin!!!!  I find nothin.

Sure hope your hunt is going well.  I don't even know you personally, but I find myself thinking about you every day, wondering how it's going.  Come on 25, give us the scoop.

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Just got back guys and had a

Just got back guys and had a great time. Thigs were drier than normal for sure as even the shin daggers and prickly pear were yellow and dried up. No javelina at all and only a few tracks seen in the washes. Only saw 9 aoudad total but managed to knock down a decent one for myself. My dad had a few stalks but didn't pan out. Picked up a handful of fossils and found a nice flint scraper artifact at the bottom of the cliff where I shot my aoudad. Freezing cold at night but only in the 60's during the day. 

My ram took a 20 foot nose dive off the cliff and scared the crap out of me but stopped on a ledge before going another 100 feet or so to the bottom. HArd to tell in the pics but it's a long way up. 

No service for the entire time out there or would have posted up sooner. Those sheep are a lot smarter and warier than other animals I've hunted for sure.

First pic is where he was standing and second one is where he landed. Third of course is him and the last one is dmage from a shin dagger cactus when I was carrying him out.

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Thumbs up Wow!  Great report.  Glad you harvested your animal.  If it's like the little sika I took a month ago, a trophy is a trophy.  Your aoudad is a beautiful animal.  Sounds like you hunted hard and earned him.  I love hunts like that.  We'll be looking forward to seeing the final product of your european mount.  Great hunt and thanks for the report.

arrowflipper

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